VCU Libraries is committed to protecting the privacy of our Website visitors. We do not collect any personal information such as name, telephone number, address, VCUCard number, etc. unless you provide it to us voluntarily when conducting an online transaction on the VCU Libraries Website. We do collect non-personal information from each visitor to the VCU Libraries Website to allow us to manage the Website.
Personal Information Collected
When you choose to provide personal information to us to conduct an online transaction, we use it only for the purpose of conducting the specific online transaction that you requested. For each online transaction, we require only the minimum amount of personal information required to process your request. Examples personal information that may be required to process an online transaction include:
- academic status (faculty, graduate, etc)
- email address
- telephone number
- postal address
- VCUCard number
- credit card number
We do not give, share, sell or transfer any personal information to a third party unless required to do so by law. If you do not want any personal information collected, please do not submit it to us; however, without this information we will be unable to process your online transaction. If you want to review or correct personal information you previously submitted, please contact us through the link at the bottom of this statement.
Non-Personal Information Collected
We collect non-personal information from every visitor to the VCU Libraries Website. For example, to track the number of computers used to visit our site and to identify our most popular pages we collect the Internet Protocol address - a series of distinct numbers that identify your computer. Other examples of this type of information include the:
- browser type and version and the operating system you are using,
- domain name of the Website or internet service provider and referral site from which you linked to our site
- geographical location of the network used for accessing the VCU Libraries Website, and
- time and date of access.
We use this non-personal information primarily in a statistical summary type format to assess site content and server performance.
We use non-persistent cookies to deliver to you a number of services, and discard the cookies as soon as you close your web browser.
To opt-out of the collection of data by AddThis visit http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out.
VCU Libraries uses Google Analytics to analyze web visitor statistics and improve web services for site users. Google Analytics uses a persistent cookie to gather non-Personally Identifiable information such as Network Location; Hostname; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; screen resolution; and date and time.
You may opt out of Google Analytics by turning off cookies in your browser preferences or installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.
For your convenience, our site provides links to other sites. However, VCU Libraries is not responsible for the privacy practices, security, or the content of the web sites to which we link, nor does the VCU Libraries endorse commercial providers or their products. Please familiarize yourself with the privacy and security information for sites to which you link.
The VCU Libraries site has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of information under our control.
Comments or Review
If you have questions about this privacy statement or the practices of the VCU Libraries Website or if you choose to review or correct any of your personal information you previously submitted, please contact us.